‘Durga Puja’; this word can drive every Bengali crazy. It is one of the biggest Indian festivals, attracting huge crowds, dressing up in new clothes, feasting on local specialities and sweets, and attending pujas, which delight and pandal hopping is the favorite activity at the festival. Durga Puja celebrates the yearly visit of the goddess from her home in the Himalayas, and it’s a festive time for Bengali families.
As per some records the first grand worship of Goddess Durga in Bengal is said to have been celebrated in the late 15th century. Folklore says the landlords, or zamindar, of Dinajpur and Malda initiated the first Durga Puja in Bengal. As per another source, Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur or Bhabananda Mazumdar of Nadiya organized the first Sharadiya or Autumn Durga Puja in Bengal in 1606. Whereas the origin of the community puja is credited to the twelve friends of Guptipara in Hooghly, who collaborated and collected contributions from local residents to conduct the first community puja called the ‘baro-yaari’ puja in 1790.
In Kolkata` Kumartuli is the most famous place for idol making. Each year, artists w
eave their magic to create something different and spectacular. There are various types of artists who gave life to those idols with their touch. They make a structure with hay and bamboo and then make the sculpture with clay, The clay comes from the holy river Ganga. All accessories and detailing are handmade by those great artists. Craft-workshops have little time for small talk. Frame-making, kneading of the clay, shaping of the various body parts or applying paints, ornaments and weapons being shaped out of foil and tin. Craftsmen remain busy to finish different aspects of idol-making in that time. All this handcrafted works done by the craft men’s or artists within their hard work and enthusiasm.
Like, the craft men’s – Sonajuri Arts has its own artisans who make different kinds of hand crafted items.
Let’s celebrate this festive season with Sonajuri arts. We have a huge collection of handcrafted furniture’s with some traditional touch that can make your house look more ethnic. If you are an art lover then we are the right choice for you. Designer wardrobe dining table, coffee table and much more ravishing furniture’s which will give your house a gorgeous look. Not only furniture; vintage showpieces, wall hangings are also available. Your home also needs some makeover so give a vintage makeover with Sonajuri Arts.
Are you searching for something different and trendy with some ethnic touch. In this festive season new clothes are a must for everyone. Sonajuri art has a huge trendy and traditional collection. Starting from super cool trendy T-shirts to traditional attires, sarees, kurta- Panjabi. We also have some ethnic clothes for kids.
As you know your look is incomplete without jewellery but don’t you worry we can provide you a collection of accessories as well. German silver, oxidized, paper, cloth, etc. A handbag or clutch is a must with your attire. Come and get that also at a reasonable price.
If you are an art connoisseur and want to decorate your home with paintings then we also have that at our site. Gift your loved ones with our customized gifting options.
As the festival of lights, Diwali is coming we are going to introduce some new light and candle collections.
So give yourself and your house a gorgeous makeover this festive season. Get flat 10% off in every purchase. You also can get some special discounts by following us on our social media platforms. And remember your every purchase will go for Uma Dream Foundation, a NGO which is helping to uplift local artisans talent along with young talent. We also organize free art contests for all every month. You also can take part in it and win exciting prizes, medals and gift vouchers.